Thinking about meaning, and purpose, and effort, and what life is actually all about.
I suppose that an impending graduation will do that to you. The thought of your entire world changing in the course of an afternoon is enough to scare anyone, at least for a moment.
Because as excited as I am to move on to the next step, I also don't want to leave this safe little bubble that's been provided for me over the last 4 years.
What is this life even about, and am I ready to dive headfirst into it?
Am I prepared to face whatever comes next? And can I tackle it with enough ease and grace and forethought to not make stupid decisions?
Will I be able to accept whatever the Lord's will is for me in each situation? To recognize it when it's sitting in front of me? To grasp it when it's already hit me over the head?
When you think about it, college graduation is the one time when you don't really know what's next in your life. Because we're all expected to attend 16 years of school, and so we do. But after this point, the world is our oyster. And that's pretty darn exciting.
It's good to be able to recognize that I'm ready for the next thing. I'm glad that I can tell that my time here at Franciscan is coming to a natural end. Not being able to see that would make leaving all the more difficult.
16 days remain in my undergraduate 'career'.
And then, the adventure truly begins.